Totternhoe, Hill 1897

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Caption for Totternhoe, Hill 1897: A few miles from Dunstable, through the Downs, and nowadays part of the commuter belt, Castle Hill road links the three ends of Totternhoe, Church, Middle and Lower. A pathway leads up to the castle mound which overlooks the surrounding countryside. Possibly originally a prehistoric fort, it is a motte and bailey earthwork. Totternhoe was the last Bedfordshire parish to be enclosed in 1891.

An extract from Luton Photographic Memories.

Memories of Totternhoe


I used to walk this path every Sunday on my way to Sunday school at the chapel. Such a beautiful chapel, everyone so musically inclined, and afterwards we'd walk back home through the "beeches". This place becomes dearer to me every day, maybe because the Heley's had lived in the village for hundreds if years.

My earliest memory of Totternhoe was when we moved to the village from Dunstable after my grandfather died. We came to live at 35 Church Road next door to my father's cousin Winifred Heley who was the postmistress at the time, the Post Office was in the front room of the house. We did not have flush toilets, (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Totternhoe, Hill 1897: A few miles from Dunstable, through the Downs, and nowadays part of the commuter belt, Castle Hill road links the three ends of Totternhoe, Church, Middle and Lower. A pathway leads up to the castle mound which overlooks the surrounding countryside. Possibly originally a prehistoric fort, it is a motte and bailey earthwork. Totternhoe was the last Bedfordshire parish to be enclosed in 1891.

An extract from Luton Photographic Memories.

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